Characters are one of the most important aspects of any film. Therefore, as the technology in film has advanced over the past 40 years, it is no surprise that the way characters are portrayed has also changed. We've compiled this infographic timeline to show you just how far CGI characters in film have come.
In advance of the new animated TRON series debuting on Disney XD, the house that Mouse built has released the first episode online for everyone to watch and 'preview'. I'm not going to lie to you, this 30 minute episode has me excited for the TRON franchise once again.
Welcome back for another edition of News Bits. What is it you ask? The film world can get quite overwhelming at times in the news that releases. Unfortunately some of this news is just too small to warrant a full article. Rather than deprive you of the news, we've created this section. This week in news bits we've got casting, rumors, a trailer, and even a couple books.
To celebrate the release of TRON Legacy on Blu-ray and DVD on April 5, The Movie Pool recently had the chance to sit in on Q&A sessions with the Oscar-winning minds behind the sensational visual effects in the film. The first Q&A, with Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Barba, can be viewed right here. Our second Q&A is with Steve Preeg of Digital Domain, the Head of Animation for TRON Legacy. Preeg won an Oscar for his work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His other credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Flags of Our Fathers, I, Robot, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and King Kong. Preeg (center in the picture below) is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Chances are you've already caught this video, if you're still into anything TRON related. It started making it's rounds at the end of last week and on into the weekend. So why didn't we post it then? I had refused to watch it until now. However, if you haven't had a chance to check out this video (which is supposed to be attached to the upcoming blu-ray release of TRON: Legacy) then you're in for a surprising treat.